The Fictioning Horror Sale
 
 

Recently Viewed clear list


Interviews | September 2, 2014

Jill Owens: IMG David Mitchell: The Powells.com Interview



David MitchellDavid Mitchell's newest mind-bending, time-skipping novel may be his most accomplished work yet. Written in six sections, one per decade, The Bone... Continue »
  1. $21.00 Sale Hardcover add to wish list

    The Bone Clocks

    David Mitchell 9781400065677

spacer

This item may be
out of stock.

Click on the button below to search for this title in other formats.


Check for Availability
Add to Wishlist

What If?: The World's Foremost Military Historians Imagine What Might Have Been: Essays

by

What If?: The World's Foremost Military Historians Imagine What Might Have Been: Essays Cover

 

Synopses & Reviews

Publisher Comments:

Essays by respected military historians, including Stephen Ambrose, David McCullough, James McPherson, and John Keegan, consider the consequences if history had turned out differently, such as if the weather on D-Day had been worse or if Washington had not escaped from Long Island. Reprint.

Synopsis:

What if George Washington had never made his miraculous escape, General Robert E. Lee lost his invading plans, Alexander the Great had been slain in battle, the Allied invasion on D Day had failed, and Mongols had succeeded in conquering Europe?

Table of Contents

Infectious alternatives / William H. McNeill — A good night's sleep can do wonders / Barbara N. Porter — No glory that was Greece / Victor Davis Hanson — Conquest denied / Josiah Ober — Furor Teutonicus: The Teutoburg Forest, A.D. 9 / Lewis H. Lapham — The Dark Ages made lighter / Barry S. Strauss — The death that saved Europe / Cecelia Holland — If only it had not been such a wet summer / Theodore K. Rabb — The immolation of Hernan Cortes / Ross Hassig — The repulse of the English fireships / Geoffrey Parker — Unlikely victory / Thomas Fleming — George Washington's gamble / Ira D. Gruber — What the fog wrought / David McCullough — Ruler of the world / Alistair Horne — Napoleon wins at Waterloo / Caleb Carr — If the lost order hadn't been lost / James M. McPherson — A Confederate Cannae and other scenarios / Stephen W. Sears — Vietnam in America, 1865 / Tom WIcker — The what ifs of 1914 / Robert Cowley — Bismarck's empire: Stillborn / James Chace — Thanks, but no cigar / David Clay Large — The armistice of desperation / Dennis E. Showalter — How Hitler could have won the war ? John Keegan — What a taxi driver wrought / WilliamsonMurray — Triumph of the dictators / David Fromkin — Our Midway disaster / Theodore F. Cook, Jr. — The case of the missing carriers / Elihu Rose — D Day fails / Stephen E. Ambrose — The Soviet invasion of Japan / Robert Cowley — Funeral in Berlin / David Clay Large — China without tears / Arthur Waldron --A quagmire avoided? /Ted Morgan — The end / Robert O'Connell

Product Details

ISBN:
9781101118917
Subtitle:
The World's Foremost Military Historians Imagine What Might Have Been: Essays
Publisher:
Berkley Books
Edited by:
Robert Cowley
Author:
Stephen E. Ambrose
Author:
Cowley, Robert
Author:
Robert Cowley
Author:
Ambrose, Stephen E.
Subject:
Military - General
Subject:
Speculative
Subject:
Imaginary histories
Subject:
Imaginary wars and battles
Subject:
World
Subject:
General History
Subject:
Metaphysics-Speculative History
Subject:
World History-General
Subject:
Military-General History
Subject:
main_subject
Subject:
all_subjects
Publication Date:
20000901
Binding:
ELECTRONIC
Language:
English
Pages:
395

Related Subjects

History and Social Science » Military » General History
History and Social Science » World History » General

What If?: The World's Foremost Military Historians Imagine What Might Have Been: Essays
0 stars - 0 reviews
$ In Stock
Product details 395 pages Berkley Books - English 9781101118917 Reviews:
"Synopsis" by , What if George Washington had never made his miraculous escape, General Robert E. Lee lost his invading plans, Alexander the Great had been slain in battle, the Allied invasion on D Day had failed, and Mongols had succeeded in conquering Europe?
spacer
spacer
  • back to top
Follow us on...




Powell's City of Books is an independent bookstore in Portland, Oregon, that fills a whole city block with more than a million new, used, and out of print books. Shop those shelves — plus literally millions more books, DVDs, and gifts — here at Powells.com.